I figured since I had the flu we had better go ahead and call in the cavalry, so Jon got his ma on the phone and she said she'd be there by the next afternoon. A little relief. I only had to get through one more day without any family around to help out. I could make it. The same church member was going to come back but she called at 6:30 that next morning and said she felt horrible and was running a fever. So Jon (poor baby) quickly ran down the list of ladies who stay at home during the day and every one of them either couldn't come or didn't answer. Except for one sweet sister who has been married for 30 something years and her and her husband were never blessed with children. Uh-oh. Yep that's right. She didn't have any experience with babies, let alone twins. We were kinda nervous but we had no option. I couldn't get close enough to breath on them never mind the fact that I felt like a semi had run me down and then backed over me a few more times. So we had to have help. When she got here you could tell she was nervous and I felt so sorry for her. But she did wonderful with them (minus a few mishaps with some diapers!) and we all made it through another day.
SuSu got here around 6 p.m. that evening and she was a welcome site! Bless Jon's heart, I know he was so tired. Staying up with the twins 2 nights in a row and then going to work all day, then coming home and taking care of everything around here and me as well. Not that there is much that you can do for a moaning, groaning, shivering lump under the covers!
The twins did well and didn't catch the flu. But they did run low grade fevers at one point and were real cranky Thursday and restless Thursday night. But they got over whatever it was by Friday and were pretty much back to their old selves. Except for the fact that they missed me. It was horrible watching their little faces look at me with the anticipation that I was going to pick them up and then have to walk away. A few times they started crying once they realized I wasn't gonna pick them up. It was agony.
As you can tell by these pictures (I just took them a few minutes ago) they are doing great. Audrey has a little bit of a runny nose but she feels fine and James just cleaned out his bowels so he is feeling really good!! I have never really seen a resemblance between James and Audrey in the past but I think in the above picture James looks like Audrey. It's in his smile.
I just thought this was funny!
We are so thankful for all the help we got over this past week. Our church family is wonderful and so sweet and loving. But there is nothing like your own family. Especially when you don't feel good! Times like these is what makes it really hard to be so far away from our families. But, life goes on and hopefully we will be seeing some of y'all REAL SOON!